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, court records disclosed that the alleged gunman, 24- year-old james holmes, was seeing a psychiatrist at the university of colorado in the weeks before the shooting. carol leonnig is covering this for "the washington post," and i spoke with her a short time ago. carol thank you for vote be taken by yeas and nays. you. tell us about the new informing yoinforming-- informing you have been reporting on this afternoon. >> it shows that holmes the suspect in the shooting in colorado was seeing a psychotherapist or psychologist in his university where he was a grad eighgraduate student. she was a medical director for the out patient clinic for mental health treatment for students. and she was seeing him for sometime before this tragic event. >> first of all how did this information come out? >> this information comes to us, we have been working on a lead about this exact piece of information and had been asking the university for a few days about it. it came d to light and not confirmed by the university by by a motion in a court record in which the public defender who is representing james
: it was the first time he had been seen publicly since friday's shootings, and james holmes cut a bizarre figure. his hair dyed bright orange, his eyes dazed. it was unclear if he was on medication, but the 24-year-old staredded blankly or not at all... or nodded off. and he never spoke as the judge explained the murder charges against him. afterward district attorney carol chambers said the state is considering asking for the death penalty. but she wants to hear from the victim's family. >> it's the... if death penalty is sought, that's a very long process that impacts their lives. for years. and so they will want to have and we will want to get their input before we make any kind of a decision on that. >> ifill: holmes is accused of opening fire inside aurora century 16 theater on friday. 12 people were killed and 58 wounded. seven remain in critical condition. police say holmes opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle, but it jammed. so he used a shotgun and a pistol. a change that may have saved lives. minutes later he was arrested near his car behind the theater. the investigation so far show
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: james holmes faces 142 criminal charges in the shooting rampage inside a colorado movie theater, including 24 counts of murder. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we get the latest on the suspect's court appearance, and talk with an author and a criminologist about mass killers. >> ifill: then we turn to the presidential campaign, as mitt romney woos the jewish vote and angers palestinians during a weekend trip to israel. >> woodruff: we have two reports from the embattled syrian city of aleppo, where refugees are fleeing by the thousands. >> ifill: jeffrey brown profiles the man who helped launch brazil's economic boom, former president fernando henrique cardoso, recently honored at the library of congress. >> woodruff: and ray suarez examines a legal battle between two tech giants, apple and samsung, squaring off in federal court over patent infringements. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided b
and black tactical gloves. >> reporter: the man was identified as 24-year-old james holmes. >> we are not looking for any other suspects. we are confident that he acted alone. however, we will do a thorough investigation to be absolutely sure that that is the case, but at this time, we are confident that he acted alone. >> reporter: a man in aurora who said he knows holmes described someone quiet and unassuming. >> he was laid back, kept to himself. never really talked to anybody. the conversations we did have were very short. i mean, he was somebody you wouldn't even look at twice walking down the street. very, very mellow. >> reporter: in short order, the night's terror shifted to holmes' apartment four miles away. fbi agents and police attached a camera to a fire truck ladder to look inside, and discovered it was booby-trapped. police have evacuated a five- block area around the apartment complex. that's because they've discovered what the police chief described as "sophisticated explosives." the fbi says that investigation could go on for days. >> we're not sure what we're dea
1950s into the late '60s. kitty wells was 92 years old. and the actress celeste holm died sunday at her apartment in new york. she'd taken ill two weeks ago. holm first received critical acclaim in 1943, playing "ado annie" in the broadway musical "oklahoma!" in 1947, she won an oscar as best supporting actress in the film "gentleman's agreement." she was also nonimated for her portrayal of bette davis' best friend in "all about eve" in 1950. in later years, she had a variety of tv and theater roles. celeste holm was 95 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. fuss on television, news on-line, we look next at the shifting media landscape. >> the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in japan-- . >> reporter: millions of viewers watched the japanese tsunami and its aftermath on television in march of last year, but tens of millions more, nearly 100 million people in a week watched videos of the unfolding events on-line, on video sharing web site youtube. a report released today by the pew research center's project for excellence in journalism, captures th
to the university of colorado-denver. the alleged gunman james holmes had been a grad student there. unconfirmed reports said the package held a notebook describing the impending attack. meanwhile, more than 1,200 mourners filled a denver church for the second funeral since friday's mass shooting in aurora, colorado. and in washington, the u.s. house adopted a resolution honoring the victims and first responders. >> as a father, i can't imagine the great loss of families, of friends, of victims of this horrendous crime. and our hearts, our prayers, our thoughts go with them as we build a stronger community going forward. >> we can mourn for the victims, which is appropriate this week. but it is our challenge as leaders of our state and leaders of our country to go on from today and to say, what can we seriously do as a nation to make sure that no tragedy of this scope or horror ever happens in this country again. >> sreenivasan: in a speech last night, president obama said he'd support stepped-up background checks to bar criminals and the mentally ill from buying weapons. but republican mitt rom
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